The #1 issue that every church, big or small, has to address with accuracy, sensitivity and timeliness. In our culture, we live in a “wait until I have to do it” mentality. That’s the same way you should view your givers. However, there are some things you can do to make sure giving isn’t TOO…

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Are there struggles with giving in your church?  Most churches struggle with with inconsistent giving at some point. One reason being that people in your congregation may not personally connect with the mission and vision of the church. It’s not because they don’t care. They may simply be unaware of how God is using your…

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I recently had the opportunity to speak with Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church, New York about how he communicates with his church regarding money, tithing, and creating a culture of generous giving. If you’re like many of the pastors we work with, finances and giving are probably right up there with sex and relationships on…

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From time to time, I get to visit other church services. Sometimes, I’m consulting. Sometimes, I’m preaching. And sometimes, I’m attending. I absolutely LOVE seeing what God is doing in churches all over the country. Here are three things I think EVERY church service should have, to help your congregation connect with what’s happening. A…

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There’s an ice cream shop in Venezuela that sells more than 900 flavors, including Spaghetti and Cheese. Now I like spaghetti, and I like ice cream, but those two things just don’t go together. A Gourmet French Ice Cream company sells Caviar Ice Cream. I’m pretty sure that’s a French rouse to get people to…

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Does your church budget look like this? Or does it look like this? Here is the deal… Nobody cares about the church budget except the people in charge of it.  However, people care about people.  The way to make your staff care about the budget is to make it come alive through pictures and stories.…

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We have all had weeks and months where we did everything the same and the giving didn’t meet our expectations.  I get asked a lot about what to do when income isn’t coming in as expected.  What should you do?  The majority of pastors don’t do anything or they start using guilt; neither of these…

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Here are three money mistakes many pastors make. 1. Not communicating ENOUGH. Stewardship Sunday and the quick mention about online giving in the weekly update are not enough. People in the real world deal with money every day, so this is something you have to talk about on a regular basis. You need a strategy…

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***NEW*** Video 5: Will The Year End Giving System Work in Any Church? (3 minutes) [vimeo 51292801 w=500 h=281] Hey Casey, I just had to let you know that yesterday we did our year-end offering that we called our “Change the World” offering. We promoted the heck out of it following your plan for year-end…

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